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Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Happy Churro de Mayo!

Tomorrow is everyone's favorite churro-based holiday! UNCLE WALT’S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Each year there are a number of holidays celebrated throughout the world, the top three being Christmas, Easter, and Uncle Walt's Birthday. The fourth most celebrated holiday is, of course, Churro de Mayo! That's right! May 5th is of course the "Celebration of the Churro"! These tasty, cinnamon-sugar covered fried sticks of dough are the most popular food, anywhere. A celebration of churro history and culture Churros went unnoticed for many years, until Walt ... Read more
The first of many " Adventure" parks. Photo by Neon Tommy [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Report: After California Adventure, Disney considered a new Adventure park for every state

The next would have been Disney's Rhode Island Adventure. BURBANK, CA -- Newly-released documents from the Disney Archive show that the company once considered building a "Disney's <State> Adventure" park in every state. When the California Adventure park opened in 2001, the Mouse anticipated that it would be a huge success, and a model to follow. Instead, critics savaged the park for several missteps: using "off the shelf" rides for one, and a general lack of churros. But the biggest criticism was for ... Read more
A non-Disney-friendly, and therefore worthless, stroller. Photo courtesy eBay.

EBay flooded with listings for oversized strollers, wagons for cheap

Disney Parks' new stroller policy has guests desperate to recoup their investment. EbAY H.Q., WHEREVER THAT IS [Note: have the intern look this up.] [Ed.: For the thousandth time, Marty, we do not have an intern. And it's your week to empty the trash.] -- As of next month, large strollers are no longer allowed in Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas. And suddenly some families find themselves with large strollers costing hundreds of dollars -- and pull-wagons of any size -- that ... Read more
Contraband. Photo [CC0] via publicdomainpictures.net.

Ice cubes banned from Disney parks!

After May 1st, no Cast Member can wish you "Have an ice day!" ANAHEIM, CA and LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — In a surprising statement, Disney has announced that ice cubes and dry ice will no longer be allowed in their theme parks. The news was buried in a much larger press release about limits on stroller size, and announcing that the parks would become entirely smoke free. No more cold beverages? Disney did not make it clear whether the ban would include all ... Read more
Dollywood becomes Dali-wood. Photo by Todd Van Hoosear [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Dollywood sold, will become surrealist “Dali-wood”

The Salvador Dali-inspired theme park will be a radical change. PIGEON FORGE, TN -- Dolly Parton's country-themed park has been sold to investors from Dubai, and will soon get an extensive makeover. Gone will be the down-home, Tennessee mountain charm. Instead, the park will be renamed "Dali-wood" and rethemed to surrealist Salvador Dali's paintings. Why be normal? "Our investors are big fans of the artist," says park spokesperson Jun "Hello" Dali (no relation). "We've been looking for a park to buy rather than build ... Read more